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Tony Stewart Has A Message For NASCAR About Kyle Larson

Kyle Larson speaks with the media during the NASCAR Cup Series 62nd Annual Dayton 500.

DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 12: Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Credit One Bank Chevrolet, speaks with the media during the NASCAR Cup Series 62nd Annual Daytona 500 Media Day at Daytona International Speedway on February 12, 2020 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Iconic NASCAR driver Tony Stewart has a message for the sport about fired driver Kyle Larson.

Larson was ousted from the sport earlier this year when he was caught saying the N-word on a live video stream. He lost his NASCAR team and several sponsorships. He's since been racing outside of the sport.

The fired NASCAR driver has since apologized, but he remains ousted from the sport. Stewart thinks that should change.

Stewart, 49, thinks NASCAR should let Larson back in.

"NASCAR has gotta get off their ass and do the right thing and give this kid an opportunity to get back in a car,"

Stewart told CBS Sports.

"I think he's paid his penalty and he's served the penalty long enough where you know we've had similar instances in the sport that have happened and the penalties didn't last as near as long as this has lasted with Kyle."

Stewart thinks it's been long enough and Larson is ready to get back in the sport and be a better person.

"It's changed Kyle's world, it turned everything upside down and not only did it affect him, it affected his family and a lot of other people that didn't deserve to be affected," Stewart said.

"So I think it's been long enough. I think it's time for NASCAR to get off their ass and to do the right thing and allow him to come back to the series now."

Ultimately, it's not Stewart's call. We'll see if NASCAR makes a decision on Larson in the future.